Posts Categorized: HR/Management

Is It Time To Change Your Management Style? Advice for 2020

Management Tips

Don’t look now, but the 2020 calendars are already on sale, and the holiday party invites will soon be flooding your mailbox. Hard to believe we’re on the edge of another year, another 365 days to do our best and try to be successful in our chosen fields and with our teams. (Actually, we get an… Read more »

Employee Tardiness: When is it Time to Put Your Foot Down?

worker checking the time

Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5, but the reality is not all employees work what has traditionally been that eight-hour workday. Some come in a little earlier, others a little later, some work overnight or evening shifts.  But when an employee routinely and habitually comes in after her scheduled start time, what’s a… Read more »

How To Get Employees Out of Bed and Into Work

man sleeping

If we’re honest about it, we all have days when getting up and going to work doesn’t sound enjoyable. The dog is curled up just so, or the bed is extra comfortable, or there’s a big presentation that’s been causing a lot of stress. If managers feel that way, it’s likely that employees do as well. … Read more »

Start the Day Off by Saying Good Morning to Your Employees

All too many people don’t say good morning at the beginning of the work day. Whether it’s because they haven’t had enough coffee or had an exceptionally bad trek to the office, a simple “good morning” too often goes by the wayside at work.  In fact, you should start the day by making sure that… Read more »

Importance of Setting Expectations When New Employees Start

Onboarding Process When a new employee starts, you may have an onboarding process, a lunch with colleagues and training. While it is important to introduce the company, team members and the tasks the employee will perform, it is also very important to set expectations for the job.   Setting expectations helps employees know from the beginning what they are… Read more »

The Importance of Exit Interviews to Improve Your Company

Even if you have great employee retention and morale, improvement on both those scores is a good idea, because both spur maximum productivity and teamwork. And if your retention and morale are average, or even subpar, all the more reason to pursue ways to improve. Enter the exit interview! Exit interviews are discussions with departing… Read more »

How Acknowledging Your Best Employees Can Help Keep Them

Recognizing and praising employees who do a great job is one of the most important things you can do. Why? Employees who are praised develop more engagement in the workplace. They care about what happens on the job and to the company. And employees who have high levels of engagement are more satisfied on the… Read more »

Check Out These Tips to Increase Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity in the workplace is important to nearly every aspect of your organization’s business. Creativity is what solves problems that seem insurmountable. Creativity is what nurtures breakthrough ideas. Creativity gives you new ways to approach your job and improve productivity and processes.  But it’s not uncommon to feel tapped out of new ideas or creative… Read more »

5 Team Builders That Don’t Include Alcohol

Team–building activities can benefit your business in multiple ways. The more time managers spend with employees (experts say it should be about six hours per week), the more engagement and morale will rise. You’ll learn more about your team and how to motivate them, and the team will be cohesive.  But it can be tough to… Read more »

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